v. To answer a question using an enormous amount of barely related answers in the hope of somehow saying something that is close to correct.
named after the warfare technique where hundreds of thousands of pounds of high-explosives are dropped in the hope of killing a small, mobile group of enemies.
Tim- What's the capital of Kansas?
Bob- Ummm... Birmingham...Detroit...Vermont, New Port, Chicago, Pierre, Saskatchewan, Iowa, Phoenix, Malibu, Chad, Nepal, Chengdu, Dzerzhinsk, Holland, Denver, Fork Lift, Squirrel, Pikachu, Topeka...
Tim- There! That one! Way to carpet-bomb the hell outta that.
to mount a destructive assault or opposition
They tried to carpet-bomb the senator for his alleged scheme but made no progress.